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Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
who bhr committed to acting on this moral obligation we have than the president of the united states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody. please, please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden. for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table. because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many and obviously, none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant fritz, julia
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
unfulfilled promise of president obama bridging our national divisions and divisions here in the capital? >> these speeches, the inaugural speeches are different than the state of the union speeches. where do you define yourself in the country in the arc of history? he has to lay out a broad vision of that. it doesn't need to be long. but it needs to give people a sense of where the country is and where he broadly wants to go. >> and he'll try to keep it short. donna, special resonance, that this is martin luther king day. one of the bibles he'll use is martin luther king's bible. >> it's his dream, the vision he had for this country, of bringing people together, and sharing that brotherhood and sisterhood of love. this is going to be a very special day for those who will return to washington and those who are coming to washington for the first time to see our first biracial, african-american president. i think it's going to be a wonderful day of celebration. if dr. king were alive, he would encourage president obama to continue to pursue the programs he has over the last four years, to
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> meanwhile, here, president obama is expected to announce his plan to reduce gun violence as early as today. but many states are not waiting. last night, the republican-controlled senate in new york approved what's being called the toughest gun restrictions in the country, including a full ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than seven rounds. and new background checks to keep guns away from the mentally ill. >>> and parents, before you write that next check for college tuition, you might want to take a listen to this. a new study finds that the more money parents give to their children for college, the lower their grades are. apparently, getting a blank check leaves many students feeling less motivated. hmm. students getting money from mom and dad, are more likely to graduate. >> that's awesome. >> that is. >>> and a bizarre one here. police in sweden are trying to figure out why a cleaning lady tried to steal this commuter train. >> what? >> she commandeered, it was an empty train. moments later, she crashed it into an apartment building. and it ended up in so
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
, vowing to write a bill that would make it a felony for anyone in the state to enforce new gun laws. in mississippi, the governor had a similar idea, urging the legislature to prohibit the enforcement of any federal laws obama could get passed. >> i support the current laws. i don't think we need to change anything at all. >> reporter: the ferocity of the opposition does not surprise the white house. it's been nearly two decades since any new gun laws have been passed. >> we suffered too much pain and we care too much about our children to allow this to continue. >> reporter: ban on assault weapons and require background checks on all gun sales are things the nra is adamantly opposed to and vows to fight. >> there's people that care deeply about their second amendment rights and are not going to vote for politicians who sell them out. >> reporter: in recent polls, a significant majority of the public supports each of the major elements of the president's plan. that's why the white house plans to launch an all-out public campaign to support it, tapping into that grassroots network that h
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